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isohyet

[ahy-suh-hahy-uh t] /ˌaɪ səˈhaɪ ət/
noun, Meteorology
1.
a line drawn on a map connecting points having equal rainfall at a certain time or for a stated period.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; iso- + -hyet < Greek hyetós rain
Related forms
isohyetal, adjective
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Examples from the web for isohyet
  • Compute the area between successive isohyetal lines and multiply by the average of the isohyet values.
  • The track itself is roughly parallel to the two inch isohyet.
  • Interpolation between isohyets was used when the site did not fall exactly on a particular isohyet.
British Dictionary definitions for isohyet

isohyet

/ˌaɪsəʊˈhaɪɪt/
noun
1.
a line on a map connecting places having equal rainfall
Word Origin
C19: from iso- + -hyet, from Greek huetos rain
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isohyet in Science
isohyet
  (ī'sō-hī'ĭt)   
A line drawn on a weather map connecting points that receive equal amounts of precipitation during a given period of time.
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